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Squatters Pub Brewery

Not Rated.
Squatters Pub BrewerySquatters Pub Brewery
BEER AVG
3.61/5
Based on:
78 Beers
2,104 Reviews
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 44
Visits: 63
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

147 W Broadway
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101-1914
United States
phone: (801) 363-2739

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @squatterspubs

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Reviews: 44 | Visits: 63
Reviews by Shaw:
Photo of Shaw
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

With only so much time in Salt Lake City, I had to pick one brewpub to visit. Reading reviews here and messaging with fellow BAs led me to pick Squatters.

It's a big place, but wasn't too noisy. No smoking inside, which is great. No surprise in Utah, though.

My wife and I only had appetizers: sweet potato fries and hummus. The fries tasted just like the frozen ones you buy at the grocery store. The hummus was better, but nothing fantastic.

Our server seemed put off by us at first, but she warmed up. I think she was waiting on just about all the tables, so you can't blame her for that. She was very willing to let me buy individual samples after trying their regular eight-beer sampler and wanting more.

The beers were average. Capt. Bastard's stout was my favorite. They were out of several of the hoppier beers I wanted to try.

My ambivalence toward the beers may be due to Utah's 3.2 percent alcohol law. But there is one good thing about 3.2 percent beer: You can drink a lot more of it and not feel it! (1,018 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of buschbeer
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Noooddle
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.75

Photo of blues_fever
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

How can a state only make <5% beer and call it beer?! Thats just blasphemy. (75 characters)

Photo of IckyT2012
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Asnsick
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Great place. They do not let a glass go empty. (46 characters)

Photo of AdamTebbs
4.98/5  rDev +28.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

I used to be a regular here when I was at the U of U. I love this place. GREAT food and chasing tail will always hold a very special place in my heart. I come here every time I go back home. (190 characters)

Photo of McAfee85
3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Photo of cbutova
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Visited on my first night of two nights staying in downtown SLC; a much needed rest after about 16 days of camping on and off. We actually arrived here during a Mormon holiday but this place was still open for regular hours and quite busy actually. As far as brewpub beer goes the product was above average with clean and fresh flavors. We had some appetizers which were good. Decor was good and the bar was just huge. They also had a nice setup upstairs with a smaller bar and view of the kitchen. Worth a shot for any craft fan and especially those who are into brewpubs specifically. In a land of limited beer opportunities it was nice to see places like this, BeerHive, Uinta and Epic. (689 characters)

Photo of seabeemom
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of LadyCraft
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Squatters Pub is a nice airy space with soaring ceilings, exposed brick, wooden beams and posts. There are well worn wooden floor and some nice art work and banners (Oktoberfest Banners when I was there).

The long two section bar is on the right, tables to the left. The tanks are behind the front part of the bar, the open kitchen behind the back part of the bar. There is more seating in back plus they have a nice patio.

I counted 12 regular drafts and 6 rotators. I had a couple of drafts and thought they were solid. Bottle selections have more abv, so keep that in mind if you want a bigger beer.

The food was tasty and the menu is definitely a step-up from normal pub grub. I had some tasty carnitas tacos.

Service was friendly and seemed beer savvy.

I enjoyed my visit and I think most BA s will. (816 characters)

Photo of psychita
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of JIMMER
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Mothergoose03
3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

This was stop #4 for my wife and I on a 21-day pub-crawl from Michigan to N. CA and OR. This brewery visit was to have dinner and to try their beers. The place is located in an older section of the downtown area in a storefront setting. The restored building is very attractive and inviting, and the 2-story interior was also nicely done. We were seated on the second floor, and this place was rocking for a Wednesday evening.

Because of serving laws in Utah we could only have two beer samples in front of us at any time, so we shared 4 different small glasses and then ordered a couple of their bottled beers just to get a larger serving. Each of the beers that we had was brewed to style, but none had any exciting characteristics. We rated them overall at slightly above a C grade. The food was very good and outshined the beer.

Our experience here was okay, but when we’re in town again we’ll try other places. Who knows, we may end up back here in the future too. (975 characters)

Photo of DavidGross
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of McIntosh
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of cdean801
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of casapy
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of LuckyJohn
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Nmgreen
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of bulldogg915
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

It's funny how a place like this can be kind of typical for a brewpub, but somehow it isn't as bland or boring as Red Rock. At least there is something going on here worth seeing. Unfortunately, they don't have some of the highly rated bottle releases you'd want to see, as those are probably one-offs at this point (529, Fifth Element). However, there are some tasty beers to be had here. Radio From Hell is quite good. As are others. Food here is standard brewpub fair. Nothing really blowing you away here.

Considering the location to the downtown area, this is a no-brainer for a visit. (591 characters)

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Squatters Pub Brewery in Salt Lake City, UT
88 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.